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RE: Boondock towing

Oh bummer. If you drive offroad 99% of the time youre camping it might be worth buying a different brand. Sell the e2. Equalizer is real nice. I can loosen my spring bars in 30 seconds. Leave it like that the whole camping trip. Then put the bars back under tension before hitting pavement. Towing with a truck so my wood pieces for the jack are right there. I could see how it would be a pain for the OP. If hitting steep inclines in would loosen the bars on the e2 and dont open them fully. Watch your mirrors to make sure they dont fall out.
wopachop 01/25/21 04:02pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Boondock towing

Are you sure removing the spring bars and storing them away is necessary?
wopachop 01/25/21 03:30pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Boondock towing

Looking closer at the FAstway e2 its very similar to my equalizer hitch. The back 8 inches of the bar does get greasy, if you grease it. For that style of WDH its really easy to jack the trailer up until the bars get loose. Remove the pin and slide both arms open. On my equalizer there is enough resistance that the arms do not move around during travel. Wouldnt want to dent your bumper. I sometimes open up my arms when i get into the neighborhood. Series of tight 90 degree turns. You can really hear the WDH moving around. Pretty sure my brand recommend you remove the arms for tight turns and anytime there is a steep change of angle. Like offroading over whoops. Even some gas station driveways can have a sharp angle. If you have the style of WDH that uses chains you could always set it very very loose.
wopachop 01/25/21 11:19am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Toy Hauler Garage- bed lift system

....or the previous owner lowered the stops to make it easier for kids to climb up. Makes no sense to remove them completely.
wopachop 01/25/21 08:40am Toy Haulers
RE: Boondock towing

Is it a hand jack? Carry pieces of wood to take up the slack. Jack up the trailer enough to loosen the bars and just push them sideways. Not on a Fastaway unless you want to loose the bars. I think you are thinking about a different brand of WDHThey look similar to the husky. Little pin holds the bar in? Round bar wears over time and you get enough slop for the entire bar to fall out? My friend has a husky WD hitch. Piece of junk.
wopachop 01/24/21 06:09pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Boondock towing

So I would greatly appreciate it if someone could school me on where, when, and why you would want to do this? Then, perhaps after this education, I will become braver (or "more foolish") at dragging my trailer through even rougher terrain Too much bendy on the metal bars. Leaving them attached is somewhat foolish if youre driving slow over rough terrain. Kinda depends. Think of a jeep with the sway bars attached.
wopachop 01/24/21 06:02pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Boondock towing

Do you need the anti sway/wd bars for back roads towing? Why not take them off? I could do that, sure. It's a pain, though, not only having to stop and jack-up the hitch, but also to stow the greasy bars. Every obvious option is already occupied.Is it a hand jack? Carry pieces of wood to take up the slack. Jack up the trailer enough to loosen the bars and just push them sideways.
wopachop 01/24/21 03:11pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Toy Hauler Garage- bed lift system

My phone camera lens is scratched but there is the bunk stop. Looks like you could easily build one yourself. Must be a common thread pitch and size. Home Depot hardware section they have metal stock. Could probably even use aluminum to make it easier to drill. Even a screw itself could get you by if out camping. Not the safest but doubt 4 screws would shear in half holding up a few hundred pounds. https://i.imgur.com/FquZxD1l.jpg
wopachop 01/24/21 01:43pm Toy Haulers
RE: Toy Hauler Garage- bed lift system

The previous owners took out the bunk “stops” (I think this is what it is called) for the top bunk so now we cannot use it due to it will not stop at a useable height.At what height does the top bunk stop? If the top bunk does stop at a certain height, maybe they lowered the stops? Instead of removing them? I can go look at mine. No idea what the stop looks like. I would have guessed a welded metal tab. Not a removable stop. Got to be either a pin or some type of bolt.
wopachop 01/24/21 01:19pm Toy Haulers
RE: Newbie trailer owner, question on water pressure pump

Any chance your house electrical panel is right there at the side yard? Adding a 20a or 30a circuit for the trailer could help reduce headaches. Dont want them popping breakers at 2am cooking popcorn in the microwave.
wopachop 01/23/21 02:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Help! Onan 4K generator refuses to start and stay on

Target is the big red store? Never heard of that fuel cleaner but I'm also just a shade tree mechanic. Maintaining my own trucks and small engines. I use startron but it gets horrible reviews on YouTube. Might switch to Rev X. Any opinion on that brand? I've bought their oil additive for my 7.3L diesel. Expensive stuff. My buddy told me he recently became a dealer for them. So I might try their fuel stabilizer for small engines that sit for months.
wopachop 01/23/21 09:58am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Help! Onan 4K generator refuses to start and stay on

Gravity feed it fresh gas with a multimeter on the solenoid while youre starting it. Might need 3 hands if you dont have alligator clips.
wopachop 01/23/21 09:43am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Is the Verizon Jetpack still a decent choice for an RV?

Thanks everyone. We got (2) jet packs two years ago. At the time the sales guy seemed honest and said 5G is coming soon to our socal area and the jetpack wouldn't be all that great once the 2 year plan ended. Was never all that great to begin with. We barely watch TV and it only took a few nights to run down the 15GB limit. After that trying to watch something like supercross online would be extremely pixelated to the point you couldn't even read their number plates to tell who is who.
wopachop 01/21/21 09:31am Technology Corner
Is the Verizon Jetpack still a decent choice for an RV?

Been using the Jetpack for wifi in the RV for 2 years. It worked ok. My battery ballooned just like the salesman said it might. Left it plugged in 24/7 on really hot days. Its $20 per month to keep it going. I believe only 15GB until it gets reduced. I used the wifi to run temp monitors and cameras. It did not work well for netflix. Is there a better choice these days?
wopachop 01/20/21 06:39pm Technology Corner
RE: best propane hoses

I got the steel braided lines with built in gauge off amazon. Around $25 for two of them. Just make sure you get the correct threads. Mine was the 1/4" inverted style.
wopachop 01/20/21 05:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: FLEXIBLE FRESH WATER HOSE

If the zero g is coiled and connected... will it stay coiled as I turn on the water pressure? or does it flip out?It stays coiled up. ----- Looking at the website i agree it does not say BPA free. Also says its not for hot water applications. Which for an RV hooked up to water in the summer might not be a great idea. Water in the hose can get really hot.
wopachop 01/20/21 02:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Help! Onan 4K generator refuses to start and stay on

I think many RV people would benefit knowing you can easily drain the carb. Look for a little screw on the float bowl.
wopachop 01/17/21 04:47pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Help! Onan 4K generator refuses to start and stay on

I wonder if you could: 1. Measure and monitor voltage to the solenoid as you press and release the start button. 2. Use a battery and alligator clips to give the solenoid 12v directly. I always recommend using an empty water bottle and short piece of fuel line to gravity feed fresh gas directly to the carb. This eliminates fuel pump, fuel filters, fuel line, old gasoline. Also allows you to feed a very strong mixture of carb cleaner into the carb if you suspect old gas has gummed up the jets. I have fixed clogged up Onan carbs many times using that method. It's not ideal. But it's quick and easy and cheap.
wopachop 01/17/21 01:32pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Help! Onan 4K generator refuses to start and stay on

Does your float bowl have a drain on the bottom?
wopachop 01/17/21 08:31am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Onan 5500 DIY Choke Pulloff

Vise grip pliers work great to pop little screws loose.
wopachop 01/14/21 07:02pm Tech Issues
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